We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their most embarrassing love stories. Here are the results.
1. Prayed to them.
2. Made them cookies every day.
"I gave the girl I liked cookies every day for an entire school year. I would put off doing homework after school so I could make cookies to impress her and have a reason to talk to her."
3. Serenaded them.
4. Composed a poem.
"I wrote a very romantic poem to my first crush in 7th grade and put it in his locker. His friends found it first, and proceeded to quote lines from my poem to me for two years. I have not written a poem since."
5. Used "High School Musical" as a wing man.
6. Potentially terrified them.
"I put a *series* of creepy notes in my crush's locker for one week in 8th grade. I'm talking magazine cutout letters arranged to tell him I liked him; kind of creepy. At the time I thought it was the best way to be anonymous, but looking back now I cringe so hard. Luckily, I don't think he ever figured out it was me."
7. Got their band director to be their wing woman.
8. Teamed up with a best friend.
"A few years ago, I encouraged my best friend to leave a Post-it Note on this guy's gym bag. It only said, "hi!" No name, no number, no Insta handle.
"Then I encouraged her to confront him about not responding to her Post-it, because he obviously should have figured out it was her. Needless to say he was confused and looked kinda scared."
9. Asked them out in pink icing.
10. Picked them up at silly o'clock.
"I was seeing a guy who clearly was avoiding any kind of commitment. I get a call from him at 2:20 a.m. and he tells me that he and his friends are about to get arrested if they don't get a ride, so my lost-in-love crazy self got out of bed and drove to get them and then to each of his friends' houses to drop them off. I had class at 8 a.m. that I ended up sleeping through that morning."
11. Provided a getaway vehicle.
12. Stared rejection in the face.
"When I was in the 6th grade, I had the most MASSIVE crush on my best guy friend. My chubby little self had never been rejected, and I decided it would be a good idea to ask him out. And who did I ask for advice? One of the “popular” girls in my class, who told me it was a great idea despite knowing I was going to get shot down immediately.
"She made sure to be front and centre when I asked him out on the playground in front of EVERYONE. Of course he rejected me, but at that point it was still okay to use the excuse, “My mom says I can’t have a girlfriend yet.” I was a little heartbroken, but I believed him. Then shortly after he started dating my best friend. Now that we’re in college and I see him on social media as beautiful as I remember, I’m tempted to reach out but I also don’t want to relive the worst day of 12-year-old me’s life again."
13. Did their homework for them.
14. Wrote them Shakespearean sonnets.
"Freshman year of high school, I mailed a boy I had a crush on a letter littered with references to Romeo and Juliet on Valentine’s Day. It was so eloquent and lovely, and I wrote him Shakespearean sonnets to match (though he never read them). He said no."
15. Wrote them a musical.
16. Left them a voicemail.
"Years ago, I worked at a CVS and was covering the photo counter. A guy came in to drop off his film. I was instantly smitten. He was gorgeous with a great smile.
I couldn’t get him out of my head, and so the next day, l got his phone number from the order and left him a voicemail. I told him who I was, that I was new in town and would love for him to show me around the city.
"He didn’t call me back, but he did show up the next day to pick up his pictures – with his boyfriend."
17. Declared their love on camera.
18. Became a rom-com heroine.
"The day I graduated college and moved back across the country, I called my friend with benefits crying from the airport and told him I loved him. He...did not feel the same. It turns out the stress of graduating and starting my adult life caused me to think I was a rom-com heroine. Everyone else at gate just thought I was crazy. Mortifying."
19. Left them a love note in a Wham! album.
20. Carried a giant bear around for them.
"One time my boyfriend got me this giant bear without telling me and instead of having someone in my family come pick it up and take it home he wanted me to carry it around everywhere knowing that this bear was almost as tall as me. I endured comments about my height and how I looked carrying around such a big bear. I was super embarrassed about the attention I was getting from everyone but I loved him too much to ever say no to his request."